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Symantec service identifies security, network, storage risks

Symantec Corp. today released the Symantec Systems Continuity Service (SSCS), which it says is designed to help bus...


March 16, 2005  


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Symantec Corp. today released the Symantec Systems Continuity Service (SSCS), which it says is designed to help businesses establish and maintain a more resilient IT infrastructure.

The service includes an audit of a company’s IT infrastructure to identify security, network and storage risks.

Consultants then provide a detailed action list and policy recommendations to help a business protect against and rapidly recover from unforeseen system attacks or disasters, help meet industry and regulatory compliance requirements, and maintain continuous availability of systems and information.

“IT security and operations groups must work together to overcome organizational, process and technology problems,” said Mark Nicolett, vice president, Gartner.

“The elimination of desktop, server and network vulnerabilities requires a coordinated effort between the IT security and operations groups.

“An effective vulnerability management program requires defining security configuration policies, evaluating and auditing the environment with respect to those policies, and marshaling resources to fix configuration errors and eliminate their root causes.”

The service also assesses a company’s readiness to handle security breaches and maintain the availability of systems and data.